Friday, January 30, 2015

Big Ideas and Tests Feb 2-6

WEC Visit Wednesday , Feb 4th - Cost $1
Peter and the Wolf play, Feb 17th- Cost $2
Critter Keeper's visit, Feb 18th - Cost $3

ELA-  - spelling test, Friday- February 6th:  knight, might, high, right, frightened, light, bright, crying, pry, why, nearby, trying, sky, drying, and kingdom.  Students will continue to learn to put words in alphabetical order to the 2nd letter.  Students will identify adjectives as well as the subject and predicate of a sentence.  We will talk about the schwa sound.   

WRITING Due Friday-  3 to 5 paragraphs on one of these topics– 
When I am 100 years old…..  (reflect back over your life)  OR 
In 100 years the world will…..  (what will the world be like?)  
Students will have 10 minutes each day to work on it.  

Math-  Chapter 10 which focuses on mental math and estimation.  Key concepts include making ten, estimation, sum means add, and difference means subtract.
Chapter 10 Review Quiz Thursday
Chapter 10 Test - Friday-- 

Listening and Learning 
Westward Expansion Quiz Thursday
Going West, Mr. Fulton’s Journey, The Erie Canal, Sequoyah, Trail of Tears, Oregon Trail
Other key concepts include:  hardships, pioneers, communicate, settled, territory, transportation, route, wagon train, canal, landmarks, back, create, convenient, endurance, voyage  

Science – Chapter 7 –
Lesson 1 – Push and Pull
         Friction, gravity, motion - Quiz Monday
Lesson 2 – Magnets
         Attract, repel, poles - Quiz Tuesday
*Please send in $1 for WEC magnet experiments on February 4th
We will continue to explore magnets and talk about how we use magnets everyday. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Big Ideas and Tests Jan 26-30

ELA - spelling test, Friday- January 30th:  quickly, neatly, ugly, jelly, chilly, slowly, funny, angry, empty, mommy, daddy, happy, pretty, grumpy, alphabet.  Students will learn to put words in alphabetical order to the 2nd letter.  Students will be introduced to adjectives and begin reading a funny reader entitled Sir Gus.  

Math - Chapter 10 - Mental Math and estimation - making ten to easily solve addition problems and subtraction problems.  Sum means add.  Difference means subtract.  

Listening and Learning - We will finish Fighting for a Cause.  Domain Assessment will be Wednesday, January 28th.  Key concepts include:  civil rights, discrimination, nonviolence, suffrage, First Lady, human rights, boycott, segregation, sit-ins, migrant workers, achievements, courage, proud, extraordinary, obstacles, Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony, Mary McLeod Bethune, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jackie Robinson.  We will begin a domain entitled Westward Expansion.  

Heritage Project is due January 26th - Students will present their projects Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  

Science - Chapter 7 -This week will begin to talk about push and pull.  *please send in $1 for the magnet experiment.  WEC will be here Feb 4th.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Big Ideas and Tests January 20-23

ELA- Reading Comprehension Assessment, Oral Fluency Assessment, Decoding Assessment, and a Grammar Assessment(capitalize titles, proper nouns, fix grammar errors in sentences, identify nouns, proper nouns, and verbs, plural nouns y to i add-es, f to v add-es, etc..  "to be" verbs - is, am, are, was, were)  Best way to study is to review the worksheet we did today in class.  (It should be in the language section of his homework folder.)  

WRITING - winter poem  

Math- Chapter 7 Metric Measurement review quiz on Tuesday, January 20th.  Metric Measurement test on Wednesday, January 21st.  We will begin Chapter 10 which focuses on mental math and estimation.  

Listening and Learning - Fighting for a Cause - We will review Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt,  Mary Mcleod Bethune, and Jackie Robinson.  We will read about Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez.  Key vocabulary words include:  civil rights, discrimination, nonviolence, suffrage, First Lady, human rights, boycott, segregation, sit-ins, migrant workers, achievements, courage, proud, extraordinary, and obstacles

Social Studies - Unit 3 - Ways of Living - TEST on Friday, January 23rd.  Key vocabulary:  culture, custom, immigrant, ancestor, timeline, interview, memorial, monument, tradition, legend, President, symbols, National Holidays, Religious Holidays.  Quizlet  link

Heritage/ Family Project is due January 26th.
 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Big Ideas and Tests January 12-16

This week:
ELA:  Spelling Test Friday, January 16th 1. week 2. she 3. wheat 4. we 5. zero  6. complete 7. meal  8. meeting  9. squeak 10. creek 11. fever 12. seal 13. eve 14. pretend  Tricky Word: people Big Ideas include: "to be" verbs past and present tense (am, is, are, was, were), change the y to an i and add -es  (butterfly - butterflies), grammar review (capitalization, punctuation, identify proper nouns, common nouns, action verbs, and to be verbs.)  reading fluency and comprehension.  WRITING ASSIGNMENT - PERSUASIVE LETTER.  Students will have to write a letter persuading me or Dr. John about something.  

Math: Metric Measurement - Vocabulary:  meterstick, meter, centimeter, length, width, height, taller, tallest, shorter, shortest, longer, longest, more than, less than.  (How much longer?)  Comparing lengths in centimeters, real world metric measurement problems.  METRIC MEASUREMENT TEST ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 15TH.  
Listening and Learning - Fighting for a Cause - Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary McLeod Bethune, Jackie Robinson.  Vocabulary/ terms: civil rights, discrimination, nonviolence, suffrage, First Lady, human rights, boycott, segregation, sit-ins, migrant workers, achievements, courage, proud, extraordinary, obstacles

Social Studies - Unit 3 Ways of Living (Culture) - vocabulary:  custom, culture, immigrant, ancestor, timeline, tradition, legend, interview, symbol, landmark, President, monument, memorial, national holiday, religious holiday, decision.  Big Idea:  Students will learn that different families have different cultures, customs, and traditions.  Students will learn how to read a timeline and interview people.  Students will learn about American symbols and holidays.  

FAMILY HERITAGE PROJECT - Due:  MONDAY, JANUARY 26TH    - SUGGESTED TIMELINE TO COMPLETE SECTIONS IS BELOW
1-12  -Monday - write 4 or more sentences about your family and include a picture (photo or drawing)
1- 13 - Tuesday- timeline of your life (dates and events of milestones - born, crawled, walked, talked, lost tooth, etc....) - you can include pictures  
1- 14 - Wednesday - write 4 or more sentences about one of your family traditions and include a picture (photo or drawing,) 
1-15 - Thursday - write down one your favorite family recipes and include a picture (photo or drawing), 
1-16 - Friday - Make a family tree (go back at least to grandparents - but you can go back further if you want to - pictures are a nice addition)  
1- 20  Tuesday - write 4 or more sentences about a family celebration and include a picture (photo or drawing)
1-21 - Wednesday - Make a cover page for your heritage album
1-22 to 1- 26 - Add any finishing touches and practice sharing what you created.  Students will start presenting on Monday, January 26th.  You can e-mail me a script, and I will be happy to use the teleprompter (So he can read it off the big white board and not have to look down and read words off his heritage album.)  

Big Ideas January 5-9

ELA - We will talk about the different ways to spell the long e sound.  Students will learn the "to be" verbs (am, is, are, was, were) and will review proper nouns (including titles), common nouns, and action verbs.  We will continue to read and work on fluency and comprehension from our reader The Job Hunt.  
SPELLING TEST FRIDAY, JANUARY 9TH - 
Below, Yellow, Elbow, Rainbow, Snow, Sorrow, Arrow, Plow, 
Flowers, Growling, Powder, Shower, Meow, Chow, Your
WRITING - This week, students will be given a writing folder.  The writing assignment this week is to write about his holiday break.  Each day check his writing folder and make sure he completed part of the process.  Monday - jot down  the 5 W's - who, what, when, where, why.  Tuesday - draft - 1 to 5 paragraphs about his holiday break.  Wednesday - revise - double space fix capital letters, punctuation, and spelling.  Make sure each sentence is detailed (adjectives and extensions.)  Thursday - edit a friend's paper and rewrite to publish with an illustration.  Friday - turn in paper and illustration for a grade.  

Math - Big Idea - Measuring with metric units - length, width, height - pre-test on Monday (review of 1st grade concept of measurement) - estimating objects - a meter, more than a meter, less than a meter - comparing objects - shorter, shortest, taller, tallest, longer, longest.  Students will measure items in meters and centimeters.

Listening and Learning - Human Body Domain Assessment on Friday, January 9th -liver, saliva, cells, tissues, systems, organs, intestines, bladder, nutrition, carbohydrates, nutrients, nutritionist, minerals, kidney, absorb, moderation, nourish, essential, bacteria, digestive system, excretory system, a healthy diet, villi.  Quizlet review - http://quizlet.com/61730841/the-human-body-flash-cards/

Science - chapter 6 - Lesson 2 Quiz on Tuesday, January 6th- Changes in Matter - condensation, evaporation, melt, and freeze.  Lesson 3  Quiz on Thursday, January 8th- Mixture, solution, dissolve. Friday we will review Chapter 6 and Monday, students will take a test on how matter changes.  http://quizlet.com/64682880/changes-in-matter-flash-cards/